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Explaining Different Paths Of Democratization: The Czech And Slovak Republics, Cas Mudde Dec 1999

Explaining Different Paths Of Democratization: The Czech And Slovak Republics, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

Since the ‘velvet split’ in January 1993, the Czech and Slovak Republics seem to have developed into completely different directions: towards a role model and a problematic case of post-communist democracy respectively. This supposedly sharp difference in development provides in itself a very interesting topic for study, but also makes for a very useful set-up to evaluate the many theories that have been offered to explain (un)successful processes of democratization in Eastern Europe. In this article, we compare the two countries in light of their degree of ‘democratic consolidation’, to establish in more detail in which way they actually ...


Polemics: The Concept Of Legalization - Or - The Concept Of Plagiarism, Alec Stone Sweet Dec 1999

Polemics: The Concept Of Legalization - Or - The Concept Of Plagiarism, Alec Stone Sweet

Alec Stone Sweet

No abstract provided.


Poetics Of Security, Costas M. Constantinou Dec 1999

Poetics Of Security, Costas M. Constantinou

Costas M. Constantinou

On October 23, 1983, at around 6:20 A.M., there was a suicide attack against the U.S. Marine
battalion in Beirut. A lorry-van loaded with an estimated four thousand pounds of explosives was
driven and exploded inside the military headquarters, killing 260 American marines and resulting in
the withdrawal of the multinational force from Lebanon. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the
attack. Later, it was revealed that a security camera had captured the truck crashing through the
perimeter fence into the entrance lobby. After routine technical treatment, the experts managed to
recover, and subsequently released to the media ...


Diplomacy, Grotesque Realism And Ottoman Historiography, Costas M. Constantinou Dec 1999

Diplomacy, Grotesque Realism And Ottoman Historiography, Costas M. Constantinou

Costas M. Constantinou

In Chapter III of her mock-biography Orlando, Virginia Woolf comes to narrate
in some detail the grotesque character of diplomacy.


Comparing Outcomes Of Major Models Of Police Responses To Mental Health Emergencies, Randy Borum Dec 1999

Comparing Outcomes Of Major Models Of Police Responses To Mental Health Emergencies, Randy Borum

Randy Borum

OBJECTIVE: The study compared three models of police responses to incidents involving people thought to have mental illnesses to determine how often specialized professionals responded and how often they were able to resolve cases without arrest. METHODS: Three study sites representing distinct approaches to police handling of incidents involving persons with mental illness were examined-Birmingham, Alabama; and Knoxville and Memphis, Tennessee. At each site, records were examined for approximately 100 police dispatch calls for "emotionally disturbed persons" to examine the extent to which the specially trained professionals responded. To determine differences in case dispositions, records were also examined for 100 ...


An International Law Institution In Crisis: Rethinking Permanent Neutrality, Brian Havel Dec 1999

An International Law Institution In Crisis: Rethinking Permanent Neutrality, Brian Havel

Brian Havel

No abstract provided.


The Frog And The Rabbit: A Fable, Steven Alan Samson, John David Samson Dec 1999

The Frog And The Rabbit: A Fable, Steven Alan Samson, John David Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


"Introduction", Michael Budde Dec 1999

"Introduction", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.